Around the bonfire, I find a circle that does not end,
a space where stories are told, but not claimed,
plenty of darkness to hide the pain that lingers,
a centerpiece of fire which cannot be controlled.
Around the bonfire, there is plenty of love,
and the laughter mingles with the fire’s crackles,
as the moon emerges shyly from its slumber,
everybody is dancing in the moonlight.
Around the bonfire, life slows down,
to a pace that allows some perspective,
the smell of fire saturates the busyness,
and cuts into the forgetfulness of abundant life.